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Early Years Foundation Stage [EYFS] (Reception)

Foundation Stage


Here at St. Teresa’s the children follow The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework. This framework ‘sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.’


Click on each area of learning to find out more about the developmental age bands and 'Early Learning Goals' (ELGs) within the EYFS. There are seven areas of learning:-

These areas of learning are very evident in the classroom setting as the rooms are designed to further promote the learning of the children through play with a mixture of adult led and child initiated activities.


These areas of learning are taught through topics and a yearly planner. 


Further information can be found here

The Teachers in Reception are;

Miss Stokes (RS)

Mrs Moon (FS/KS1 Leader and Deputy Head) and Mrs Bradbury (R1MB)


The Teaching Assistants in Reception are;

Mrs Brown, Mrs Worthington and Mrs Sumner (R1MB)

Mrs Parkinson and Miss De Pol (RS)

Early Years Foundation Stage

Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. That's why they are called the Foundation Years – the building blocks for life! During these Foundation Years, children's health, maternal mental health, parenting style, learning activities and early education are all influencing factors that can make a big difference to your child's future.


4Children has published a non-statutory document with the aim of giving parents an overview of the EYFS Framework 2012. It will illustrate how parents can support their child during the foundation years.

Useful Links 


Overview of Themes 2017, 2018 

Please note, these are likely to change according to the interests of the children. We look forward to sharing our learning adventures with you. 

Curriculum Map

Each half term your class teacher will inform you of the planned areas of learning across the whole curriculum. Below is a link to the curriculum map for your information.

Take a look at what we will be learning this half term.

Induction at St. Teresa's - September 2017


We are looking forward to getting to know our new Reception children and parents. Please find information below. 

Parental Partnership 


Stay and Play Visits - We invite parents into our classrooms. The children love sharing what they have been learning about.  



We hosted a parent workshop focusing on 'Early Literacy and Early Mathematic skills'.

Here are the sound mats we use in school. In Reception we usually start with the Phase 2 sounds and then we move on to the Phase 3 sounds. We are always looking out for super blending and segmenting! 
Here are some of the resources we use in Reception Class during our maths work.

British Values



We have been talking about how different Elmer was to the other elephants. This made us think about our own differences too! God made us all very unique! 

‘I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.’

Psalm 139:14